Friday, January 24, 2014

I Won the Lottery - Or How to Live on Ten Thousand Nothings a Week

If I didn't know better the following would really be a cause for alarm:

This is to inform you that Ministry Of Finance Benin Republic have

concluded to release your sum of Two Million Two hundred Thousand
dollar ($2,200.000.00 US-dollar) to you today and It will be send to
you through MONEY GRAM; So kindly reconfirm, Your Receiver Name, Your
Address, and your Telephone number to this office For your approval
payment of Two Million Two hundred Thousand dollar ($2,200.000.00
US-dollar) signed to release immediately to you.

Contact this person immediately. Name: Mr. Elleny Ofia. E-mail ( ) The maximum amount you will be receiving each

day From tomorrow is Ten Thousand dollar ($10,000.00) daily until the
total $2,200.000.00 US-dollar get complete Transferred to you.. Mr.
Elleny Ofia will send your first payment to you tomorrow, if you send
the above mentioned information to him. Send Your Receiver Name, Your
Address, and your Telephone number to him now..

Best Regards

Ms.Delima Akin

Where do these people get off on preying on people and their emotions?  I'm burning up right now with anger for all of those who received this in their e-mail today and may not have as much knowledge that I do and will follow the instructions provided. 

For God's sake, please, if anyone of you or know of someone who does receive this kind of letter, delete it immediately. I realize they come in waves. But, it's been a dry spell for awhile, so some of you out there, or maybe not my readers, but someone you may know, might think this was the real deal. That they were rich. They could retire. They could have everything in the world they ever wanted.

Is that what makes us happy? To have worldly goods? To have the biggest house, the best car, and send our children to the best schools? Do you want to fill your life with so many "cherished" objects that all you do is spend all lay lounging and reading while you watch your maid dust them?

God wants so much more than that for you. He loves you so much you can't even imagine how much. God's love isn't about WHAT you have but WHAT YOU ARE MADE OF. 

How are you going to cart all your belongings to heaven with you? God won't want them in His house, anyway. They don't go with the decor. 

God wants you to pack your heart, your mind, and your soul with all that defines you. Those things you can take with you to heaven. 

So weigh this next sentence carefully.

"I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." - Matthew 17:20-21

Our faith may seem small and insignificant (especially in times of hardship and testing), but as our faith grows, so does our potential to overcome great obstacles and achieve noble goals.

Have faith.



Faith is the key to living a life beyond what you can ask or imagine. You don't need money. You don't need fine jewelry or fancy clothes. You need only what God asks of you. "throw out the guilty, shame-laden, sin-encrusted stuff and fill you with Jesus."

You only need you and your heart filled with the love for Jesus and yourself and others.

Pray on that.

Resource: Women Opening the Word Immeasurably More by Casandra Martin

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Be Joyful onto The Lord and Rejoice

Just writing the word "joy" brings a smile to my face. Look at the word:


Doesn't it make you smile as well?

I've been looking forward to writing this post; however a bipolar episode got in the way. I wasn't so joyful then. I was fragile and crying and afraid of the bad voices attacking me. It was anything but a joyful time, but always, in the back of my mind, this blog post hovered. 

Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in The Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice."

Even through the bipolar episode, I knew God had my back. He guided me through the darkness and through the severe allergic reactions I had to the medication my psychiatrist prescribed to make the bad voices go away and He helped me find security in His word. I handed Him my broken heart and He made me whole.  

Anywhere you look you can find joy. 

A baby's smile
The laughter of a child
The cuteness of a puppy
A loved one's embrace
The warmth of a sandy beach
An unexpected surprise
A good family meal
An answer to a prayer
Quiet moments in God's presence
Worship in church

Embrace the joy!

I know if you look hard, you can find joy in your life, and if you can't, contact me and I will share some joy with you. 

Writer's Resource: 1,000 Key Scriptures Bible Wisdom for Your Life
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